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A very long period of low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
A large, destructive fire that spreads quickly over forests or grasslands.
An overflow of water from rivers, streams, or rainfall that covers normally dry land.
A series of large sea waves caused by an earthquake or underwater landslide.
A violent release of lava, smoke, and ash from a volcano.
A funnel-shaped rotating cloud of high winds that reaches the ground and moves across land.
A sudden and violent shaking of the ground caused by movement of the Earth's crust or by volcanic eruptions.
Called a tropical cyclone, a large storm with winds above 72 mph - usually with heavy rains, thunderstorms, and tornadoes.
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